Professor Peter Reaburn the event organiser for Ride 4 Research 2022 speaks with fellow riders Mike Dalton and Lee-Ann Dalton about why they are riding.
Part of an amazing group of 12 riders that will be taking on 900km in 9 days traveling from Canberra 30 April to Melbourne 8 May finishing on World Ovarian Cancer Day.
With 6 days to go the riders have raised over $110,000 towards their goal of $125,000 all money raised going to vital GCT Research at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne.
This trio highlight the importance of being aware of the symptoms for ovarian cancer as the symptom are often subtle or mistaken for other ailments. Every year it is estimated that 1800 Australian females will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is the deadliest of all gynaelogical cancers with a 5-year survival rate of 48%.
If diagnosed in early stages, there is a greater chance of survival but sadly over 75% of females are diagnosed at advanced stage, when the cancer has spread and it is difficult to treat. This is mainly due to no early detection test and women not recognising the symptoms.
Sharing the symptoms and talking about them with friends and family could save a life.
Do you know the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
- Unexplained changes in bowel habits
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Back pain
- Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
- Menstrual changes
- Feeling the need to urinate urgently or often
- Unexplained fatigue
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